Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog Candy!

You will want to check out this awesome blog candy and help her celebrate!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm going to be a grandma...again!


I have three beautiful grandchildren and I was just advised this bright Easter morning that I am going to be a grandma again!

My son got remarried last June and his son just turned 8 in March. My grandson has wanted a baby brother or sister for quite some time now. I know this news will warm his heart as much as it has mine, as he gets his wish.

I am so happy for my son and his wife. It is so nice to see the smile return to his face that had long been lost after his divorce. His new wife has made him so very happy and I truly do believe that the one thing a parent (myself) longs for most in this world is to see their children truly happy. Watching the love reflected within their eyes when they look at each other is both breathtaking and heartwarming.

So from the pains of years past, he is now reborn with a vibrancy and love for life that I have not seen in so very long. His wife is a beautiful intelligent woman who challenges him mentally and physically. Their intellectual levels compliment each other so well.

My son has always been the perfect father to my grandson. From the day he was born, my son has attended to his needs and taught him to be the brilliant young gentleman he is today. He has listened to him when his heart ached and held him for no other reason than to let him know how much he is loved. I have no doubt that he and his wife will teach the new baby everything they possibly can and open the universe to challenge yet another young life as they have my grandson.

I hope all my followers will pray with me in hopes that there may be no problems with the pregnancy. I wish for my daughter-in-law to have a safe and comfortable pregnancy filled with laughter and love.

"Dear Father, I pray that you will lay your hand upon Rachel and help her through the next several months. Watch over her health and that of their unborn child, may they both be healthy and live a long and prosperous life. I pray that you will help my son and grandson to be sensitive to their needs and help them to be the men I know they are; loving, gentle and calm.

In Jesus name, Amen

Thank every one of you for your support morally and emotionally. I appreciate each and every one of you in my life.

~Linda

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crystal Blue Skies Shed a Dichroic Tear




"Crystal Blue Skies Shed a Dichroic Tear"

For a very long time now I have admired the work of Sherry Serafini, Karen Thomas, and Mary K. With Karen's help, I took that initial step and joined the ranks of those who find such a release for their creativity with beaded embroidery.

One of the many groups I belong to had a challenge this month. Kristal, on the Altered Start group posted a personal challenge to create something for ourselves. Usually we create artistic pieces and swap them with others; so this challenge to create something special for ourselves was the perfect opportunity for me to finally jump feet first and attempt to create my own beaded embroidery cuff bracelet.

This bracelet centers around the inspirational dichroic glass teardrop shaped cabochon. I added a lot of Swarovski crystals in deep green, deep sapphire blue and some aurora borealis purple Czech glass rondelles. I added some antique cobalt blue glass beads I had been saving for just the right project. With some silver, matte purple, and multi-colored glass seed beads, it all came together. I couldn't be more happy with it. None of my photos do the colors justice.

I am very happy with the results. I know where I have made some errors and where I need to work on certain things; however I cannot wait to begin my next piece! I can see where this will turn into a fun artistic addiction!

My Mother-in-law (who many of you know suffers from Alzheimer's and numerous other problems, has requested that I make her a cuff bracelet. I want to make her a special religious cuff as her faith has certainly brought her from death's door back to life on more than a few occasions.

Have a Sunny Day
~Linda